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A09921 Summary:

Amd §13.42, Ment Hyg L
Includes additional self-advocates on the autism spectrum disorders advisory board; increases the amount of board members from 19 to 24.
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A09921 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 19, 2022
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on People with Disabilities
        AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to  including  addi-
          tional self-advocates on the autism spectrum disorders advisory board
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 13.42 of the mental hygiene law,
     2  as added by chapter 469 of the laws of  2016,  is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    (a)  There is hereby established within the office the autism spectrum
     5  disorders advisory board. Such board shall consist of  [nineteen]  twen-
     6  ty-four  members,  [ten]  fifteen of whom shall be appointed and nine of
     7  whom shall serve ex officio.   Of the  [ten]  appointed  members,  [two]
     8  three shall be appointed by the governor, [two] three shall be appointed
     9  by the temporary president of the senate, [two] three shall be appointed
    10  by  the  speaker  of the assembly, [two] three shall be appointed by the
    11  minority leader of the senate and [two] three shall be appointed by  the
    12  minority leader of the assembly. Of the [two] three members appointed by
    13  each  appointing authority, one member shall have expertise of work as a
    14  professional in the field of autism [and], one member shall be a  family
    15  advocate  [or]  and one member shall be a self-advocate in the community
    16  that such advocate resides. A representative from each of the  following
    17  state agencies shall serve ex officio: the office for people with devel-
    18  opmental disabilities; the department of education; the office of mental
    19  health;  the  office  of children and family services; the department of
    20  health; the developmental disabilities planning council; the council  on
    21  children  and  families;  and  the  office of vocational and educational
    22  services for individuals with disabilities. The chair of the board shall
    23  be selected by the governor.
    24    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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